The Nicholas Murray Manuscript Collection
Identifier: SCM 089
Scope and Content
This collection consists of 28 boxes of manuscript sermons by Dr. Murray, dating from 1829 to 1861. There are 1,065 sermons, each of which is numbered and labeled in regard to the scriptural text, as well as the date and location in which it was delivered. This collection also contains one box (see box 29) of miscellaneous material, including a small diary maintained during his studies at Princeton (from November 1826 to January 1, 1828), a published pamphlet, biographical materials, and a short note (dated February 21, 1848).
- 1829 - 1861
Language of Materials
There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Nicholas Murray Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1802 December 25
- Born, Ballinaskea, Ireland
- Graduated, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts
- Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1829 November 4
- Ordained, Presbytery of Susquehanna
- Pastor, Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, Pennsylvania
- Pastor, First Church, Elizabethtown, New Jersey
- Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Williams College
- Moderator, Presbyterian General Assembly
- 1861 February 4
- Died, Elizabethtown
Dr. Nicholas Murray (1802-1861) was born in Ballinaskea, Ireland and received his education at Williams College and Princeton Seminary (class of 1829). He served as a Presbyterian pastor to churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before his death in 1861. He also served on the Board of Directors of Princeton Seminary, 1836-1861, and was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1849.
10.3 Linear Feet (29 boxes)
The provenance of this collection is unknown. It was organized and the original finding aid was written by Raymond D. Cannata in March of 1997, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist.
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